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ever been far enough from the earth to see the whole thing. like the crew of apollo 8, who took this picture commonly known as "earth rise" from the window of the craft as they orbited the moon in 1968. unfortunately, nearly half the earth was in shadow. an unmanned soviet spacecraft called zond 7 got this shot during a lunar fly-by. palin 1969. i guess you would call that a gibbous earth. not quite full but close. but 40 years ago today three people were able to get this amazing view of the earth, fully lit by the sun. it is probably a shot you have seen so often you don't think how amazing it really is. it was nicknamed the blue marble and it was taken by one of the astronauts on board, apollo 17. apollo 17 launched 40 years ago today, december 7, 1972. it was a night launch, aiming for the littoral valley. gene cernan, harrison jack schmitt and ron evans aboard. apollo 17 launched at night, and when they landed three days later, the sun was behind them. and so that particular launch trajectory put a fully formed beautifully lit earth in the window of the command module at a t
like insurmountable odds to safely bring our heroes back home. >> and apollo, 13, everyone is there. . >> 56 hours into the flight, the crew finished a broadcast, how comfortably they lived and worked in weightlessness. >> and closing out the section of aquarius and get back to a pleasant evening. >> fine minutes later, oxygen tank number two blew up causing the number one tank to also bail. >> houston, we had a problem. words at that would be forever linked to commander jim lovely. >> when the explosion occurred, i thought to myself why me? why now? ab go on apollo 12 or wait until apollo 14 and for a little while, i couldn't believe what was happening and then awed of a sul. all of a sudden, it is me and it's now, what's next. >> harris: riveting, don't miss it. "fly me to the moon" right after huckabee. the nation marking 71 years since the japanese attacked pearl harbor, thousands of americans on that december day. and who could forget these pictures, and a mon who survived was not just on one battleship that lot hit, he was on two-. his story when we come back. >> on friday we
. [ inaudible ] for all mankind. godspeed to the crew of apollo 17. >> i'm convinced the space program will come back. the country needs to have something to look forward to. to look up, to be proud of. what can we do in 10,000 years? my grandmother on a farm in michigan had a ring telephone, no electricity, an outhouse and she watched the first guy walk on the moon. >> i would like to see the next generation leave footprints like we have on the moon. i hope that happens. >> wow, a shining example of inspiration and american greatness. that program tonight, 9:00 p.m., fox news special, fly me to the moon, astronauts heading space. the never heard before stories tonight right here. you can hear from one of the mission members here in just a bit. astronaut rusty shahwihearth. >> don't miss the special. >> a shocking nfl tragedy leaves one player dead and defensive line lineman josh brent faces charges. how did it happen? what does the dallas cowboys front office say about the players? >> the flu is on the way. health officials warning of a looming crisis. why they say we could see the worst outbre
of dollars from apollo, you can do it for less money now. but you keep the dollars going for new technologies, things that are harder to do, things that we couldn't do in the '60s and '70s, and '80s and build some of these new boosters. then you will do what nasa perhaps always intended to do, go beyond the edge and create a base of technology that someone else can come by and do space taxis to orbit or to the moon and private access. that is a sign of what they should be doing in the future, which is keep pushing new technologies, keep the funding high enough to keep the right people working there. >> that's a key, isn't it, jim? i mean, it was kind of a cool thing. i mean, when you got into space engineering, i mean, if you told somebody you worked at nasa or for heaven's sake, you were an astronaut, it was a really cool job. is the problem now that space travel and nasa isn't so cool anymore? how do you keep that moving forward? >> it's a problem around the world. the u.s. does not have that problem. the best and brightest still want to come work on the space program, either for nasa or ot
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